LGAT (Local Govt. Assn. of Tasmania) Developing Better Communities Conference 2017

Presentation by David Hammond

Short video introducing the topic (Click here)

The following is the presentation, 'Less Local Government; More Local Government' given by HRL Director David Hammond. Note that David probably changed the content at some points on stage. David spoke about his menue of successful council community planning having 4 ingredients:

1. Enabling community leadership

2. Community Board

3. Community Plan

4. Community Charter

Email David for more information on these four. A 25 minute presentation could not cover in detail.

Presentation (Click here)

YouTube Video of TCDC Model: (Click here)

YouTube Video of TCDC elected members reflecting on the Model they put in place: (Click here)

Case Study

The following link is to the Case Study written by HRL Director, David Hammond, regarding the project he led on the Coromandel, New Zealand, to establish the most devolved form of council leadership in New Zealand or Australia. It was referenced in David's talk to delegates. The Model called, 'Community Empowerment' was introduced in 2012 and still stands as an example of the opportunity of local Community Boards with extremely good results in community engagement, satisfaction and cost efficiency. The results are measurable even if some council elected or senior staff members prickle at a successful alternative which challenges their status quo.

Case Study (Click here)

Offer of Services

HRL Director, David Hammond, outlines the range of services that the company provides. Note that there is some lee-way for a conversation about affordability. But a visit to your council even for an hour will take David out for a whole day or two days of work with travel to and from Australia. David offers to work alongside councils to set up resilient Community Board and Community Governance systems. Find out more in the Offer of Services:

Offer of Services (Click here)

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